Penistone & StocksbridgeParliamentary constituency
- 19,691 total votes taken.
- 42.0% share of the total vote
- +4.3% change in share of the votes
- 12,968 total votes taken.
- 27.7% share of the total vote
- -3.5% change in share of the votes
- 10,738 total votes taken.
- 22.9% share of the total vote
- +18.8% change in share of the votes
- 2,957 total votes taken.
- 6.3% share of the total vote
- -14.8% change in share of the votes
- 500 total votes taken.
- 1.1% share of the total vote
- 0.0% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010
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Angela Smith holds Penistone & Stocksbridge for Labour.
This semi-rural South Yorkshire seat stretches up the M1 from the northern suburbs of Sheffield, taking in some of the Peak District National Park on its western side. Much of Penistone and Stocksbridge's population live on its more urban, eastern fringe. Steel is still important here, Tata Steel Europe employs more than 2,000 people across its Stocksbridge and Rotherham sites. Penistone's town centre has undergone regeneration, including a new commercial development. The seat includes the former coal mining village of Dodworth and rural villages, some home to commuters to surrounding cities and towns. Other industries include distribution, agriculture and manufacturing.According to the 2011 Census, nearly 50% of the population are aged 45 or over. The seat has a predominantly white, English-born population. There is little immigration here, lots of home owners and apprentices. Unemployment is below average.Labour's Angela Smith won here in 2010, finishing 3,049 votes ahead of the Conservatives.